Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

This soup is outstanding on a cold winter day! The tarragon and cilantro provide a unique flavor that brings this soup to its name.

Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    # Bacon - cooked and chopped - grease reserved

  • 2

    Stalks of Celery - diced

  • 3

    Cloves of Garlic - minced

  • 1

    Onion - chopped

  • 2

    Carrots - thinly sliced

  • 8

    Potatoes - peeled and cubed

  • 4

    C Chicken Broth

  • 3

    Tsp. Butter or Margarine

  • ¼

    C Flour

  • 1

    C Heavy Cream

  • 1

    Tsp. Tarragon - dried

  • 1

    T Cilantro - Fresh chopped or 1 Tsp. Cilantro - Dried

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

In a Dutch over cook bacon and remove from pan. Drain off all but 1/4 cup of bacon grease. In bacon grease, Sauté celery and onion until the onion turns clear then add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Return the bacon to the pan. Add chicken broth to cover potatoes. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. In a separate pan, melt butter or margarine add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add cream, tarragon and cilantro. Bring cream mixture to a boil to thicken, stirring constantly. Add cream mixture to the potato mixture heating throughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Option - Puree about 1/2 the soup and return to soup pan for creamy less chunky style. Option - Use a potato masher to break down some of the potatoes for a less chunky style.


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